Collegeville Borough rejected four refuse and recycling bids at its November meeting, because they felt all of the bids were over-priced.
"I make a motion that we reject all of the bids and re-bid them," said Collegeville Borough Council Vice Chair Arnold Mann. "I believe we can do better."
The borough, which is currently serviced by J.P. Mascaro, decided that the trash hauler's $248,880 price tag for a one-year contract was too much.
Other bids included A.J. Blosenski, coming in at $243,750 for one year, Republic Services, Inc. at $237,473 per year, and Waste Management at $241,650 per year.
The borough is now mandated to provide leaf pickup for a separate leaf waste collection, as are all municipalities with more than 5,000 residents.
J.P Mascaro asked $1,280 for the leaf pickup; A.J. Blosenski wanted $1,250, Republic Services included the leaf pickup in the overall price, and Waste Management offered a bid of $1,500 for the pickup.
According to Collegeville Manager Geoff Thompson, new bids will be received prior to the December meeting when next year's budget is finalized.